Do I need to be invited to a funeral or can anyone go?
Anyone can go to a funeral if it is advertised, if it is not advertised and the family hasn't contacted you directly, this means it's normally private and out of respect for the family you should not attend.
Can children go to a funeral?
Children should be given a choice as to whether they attend a funeral or not, sometimes toddlers or babies can be disruptive, but if they are of the immediate family it can sometimes be a welcome relief to have them present.
Do I have to wear black?
No, people no longer wear black to a funeral and it is no longer inappropriate for people be dressed in colourful clothing, in fact some people request guests attending to be dressed in colours.
What should I say?
Try not to avoid the grieving; it is important to identify yourself to the family. It is nice to acknowledge their loved one and maybe offer a lovely memory such as "Your mum was a lovely person and will be sadly missed".
How can I help?
Depending on the circumstances, help can vary from cooking a meal, doing some shopping or just being a good listener; never stop them from expressing their feelings.
Can I make a pre arrangement when death is not imminent?
Yes. At Harrison Funerals one of our consultants is more than happy to help you make a pre arrangement at any time.
Is there a charge to meet with a consultant to place a pre arrangement on file?
No. At Harrison's we are more than happy to spend time with anyone who wishes to make a pre arrangement.
Does a pre arrangement take a lot of time?
It takes approximately two hours.
Can someone come to my house?
Yes. The appointment can take place at our premises which gives you a chance to look them over or alternatively we can come and see you in the privacy of your own home.